Happy new year folks! Wish you all the best for 2016, especially tons of great new records, shows, new bands…whatever! So far this year has been pretty tough for me but, honestly, it has also been one of the most important years of my 28 years of existence on this planet. I’d like to thank all my friends and family for their support, all the DROIDxRAGE crew for being cooler than cool, and all the people I’ve met working on this website: Swedes – don’t forget /!\ FREE LINUS /!\, Gabriel, Leo, Joel, Emelie, Filil, Tor, Klas; UK – Paolo, Connor, Tom, MERCY, Ben, Jérémie, Sam, Rodney, Luke; Americans, Balaram Shakti Das (AKA Gjared), Lucas, Jean-Pierre, Connor; Canada: Karl; Brazil: Athos; Belgium: Jens; Bulgaria: Nikolay; Australia: the Fitzsimmons twin brothers; Germany: Adrian; France: Alexis and Alexis(!) Elyas, Antoine… (sorry for those I forgot!)
Here is my 2015 top releases (photo credits (c)myself)
Filed under Australian Hardcore, Burst Of Rage, Chain Rank, Control Records, DIY Hardcore, Fade, Female Punk, Hardcore, Jap Core, London Hardcore, Moshers Delight, straight and alert, Straight Edge, Tokyo Hardcore, Triple B Records, UKHC, Union Of Faith, xrepentancex
Much as I hate to use DroidxRage as a platform to whore my own wares, here comes another one! During my Summer break from University I have tried to stay creative and put together a third issue of my zine Harder They Fall. HTF has been on hiatus since 2005. The first issue had interviews with Rise & Fall, My Luck and Down To Nothing whilst the second issue was a much slimmer volume and featured Abandon Ship. Ten years later I decided to resurrect HTF’s corpse and breathe some new life and a fresh perspective into the project. UKHC is more exciting and vibrant in 2015 than I can remember at any other time during my involvement. There’s a wealth of brilliant bands and smart, creative people doing shows and zines and I wanted be involved and to get my hands dirty again after a few fallow years.
Harder They fall #3 is 40 pages of hardcore & Star Wars obsession and is available to order now and will start shipping August 1st. It features in depth interviews with Patrick Hassan of Digress/Repentance/CTW Records, Jeremy Smith of Modern Problems/Halfmast, Jase Fox of Rebel Legion UK, tattoo artist Adam Chandler, John Olley of Repentance and Ben Saker of Breaking Point. There’s also features on two of my favourite bands Integrity and Blood Runs Black and Celebration 2015. If any of that sounds remotely interesting you can grab a copy from me HERE
Wholesale rate is available for five copies or more. Get in touch!
This is an interview made by French dude Baptiste Edge on October, 2014 before they released “The Sickness Of Eden” LP. We would like to thank him for sending us this great stuff. XREPENTANCEX is definitly my favourite current hardcore band, and their first LP is a hella release!
So thank you John and thank you Baptiste!